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Dr. Karl O'Connor

Biography


Karl O'Connor BA (UL) MA (QUB), PhD (Exeter) is a post-doctoral researcher within the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. His research interests focus on public administration, conflict management, development and Europeanisation. He is also a fervent advocate of Q Methodology. His PhD thesis: the bureaucrat, the bureaucracy and conflict management has been nominated for the Sir Walter Bagehot prize for best PhD in Government and Public Administration and is to be published by Palgrave. He has contributed articles to Irish Political Studies, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy and Public Administration. Karl has previously worked within the Better Regulation Executive, part of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and as a research assistant within Claudio Radaelli's Centre for European Governance at the University of Exeter. His current research examines the implementation of HIV Aids policies in South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania.

Teaching Interests

Karl lectures Ideas and Concepts in Public Administration (PA4021), level one and Public Policy Process (PA4018), level three. Karl also takes the Q Methodology session at the annual UL winter methods school.

Publications

Books

2013

Public administration within the contested society
O'Connor, Karl
(2013) Public administration within the contested society
UK : Palgrave

Peer Reviewed Journals

2013

Review of the book: Partisan appointees and public servants: An international Analysis of the Role of the Political Adviser by Eichbaum and Shaw Eds. (2010)
O'Connor, Karl
(2013) Review of the book: Partisan appointees and public servants: An international Analysis of the Role of the Political Adviser by Eichbaum and Shaw Eds. (2010)
In Public Administration;

2013

Q Methodology as a tool for committee governance research
O'Connor, Karl
(2013) Q Methodology as a tool for committee governance research
In West European Politics;
DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2012.749650

2012

Belfast revisited: Everyday policy making in a contested environment
O'Connor, Karl
(2012) Belfast revisited: Everyday policy making in a contested environment
In Irish Political Studies; pp. 1-20

2009

How bureaucratic elites imagine Europe: a convergence of governance beliefs?
Radaelli, C.M. and O'Connor, K.
(2009) How bureaucratic elites imagine Europe: a convergence of governance beliefs?
In Journal Of European Public Policy; pp. 971-989
DOI: 10.1080/13501760903226641

Conference Publications

2012

Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Belfast, 2012
O'Connor, Karl
(2012) Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Belfast, 2012

2010

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, Clare College, Cambridge. November 26th 2010
O'Connor, Karl
(2010) Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, Clare College, Cambridge. November 26th 2010